Have you ever picked up a game where the very minute you hit the "Buy" button or handed over the cash, you immediately knew this was a horrible decision?
It doesn't necessarily have to be because the game is bad. I mean the hairs stood up on the back of your neck warning you of the dark cloud forming over your choice.
This just happened to me recently. I currently have...or had...a perfect gaming balance jumping between Fallout 4, BATTLETECH, Stellaris, The Sims 4, and Warhammer 2: Total War.
Life was good. Before the dark times. Before the pre-purchase of WoW: Battle for Azeroth expansion.
I have nothing against WoW. I really enjoyed my time over the years hopping in and out of the game. But ever since Mists of Pandaria , I barely played with any dedication. So here I am last night, downloading WoW again. Just to, you know, just to see.
"Well, it'll take a while to download. Maybe I'll get distracted and change my"
"Oh. That's right. You can play while it downloads in the background. I guess I'll just tool around with..."
AMAZING BATTLE FOR AZEROTH CINEMATIC
"Ok that was pretty good. But I'm about 20 levels behind where I'd..."
PRE-PURCHASE NOW FOR A BOOST TO 110
So I buy the expansion. I install it. It's wonderful. Keep in mind I skipped Warlords of Draenor and Legion, so the changes to the gameplay are dramatic to me. I'm having a blast.
Then I realize there are dozens upon dozens of quest exclamation marks. There's so much to do. So much to catch up on. Wait, Varian's dead? I'm going to either play just this for months or tinker around for a week and stop.
And now Fallout 4, BATTLETECH, Stellaris and all the Total Wars are going to sit there in stasis like an insect in amber.
I can't be the only one this has happened to. Anyone else know their new game was just a horrible choice?